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Mark W. Hancock

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Mark Hancock

Mark Hancock is a shareholder in the Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s Madison office. He has litigated numerous complex commercial disputes in federal and state courts throughout the country, and in doing so he has addressed a wide variety of substantive legal areas, including contracts, business torts, insurance, bankruptcy, products liability and intellectual property. Mark represents a broad range of businesses and has significant experience litigating manufacturing disputes, especially regarding the use of robotics and other technologies in the manufacturing process. Mark is also active in the firm’s pro bono practice.

Prior to joining Godfrey & Kahn, Mark clerked for the Honorable Barry G. Silverman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Honorable Philip P. Simon of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. Mark started his legal career at a law firm in Chicago.

Before starting his career in law, Mark worked at the Harvard School of Public Health and taught English and Film Studies at a high school in San Francisco.

Admitted To Practice


Wisconsin - 2015

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States Court of International Trade
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Western District Bankruptcy Bar Association


Just Dane — Board Member

Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association — Board Member

American Bar Association Products Liability Newsletter — Co-editor


Named to the 2015 Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society


Juris Doctor, Stanford Law School, 2007

Master of Arts, University of Chicago, 2001

Bachelor of Arts, The Colorado College, 1999, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

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